AU decision on ICC pending - Ebrahim

2013-11-20 20:53
Ebrahim Ebrahim (Picture: GCIS)

Ebrahim Ebrahim (Picture: GCIS)

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Cape Town - The outcome of the International Criminal Court (ICC) annual meeting, the Assembly of State Parties (ASP), will determine Africa's future relationship with the court.

This was the word from Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim on Wednesday.

Last week, the UN Security Council rejected the African Union's (AU) call for the deferral of trials against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto.

"At the same time, the ASP is currently taking place in The Hague and, as such, the outcome will determine whether African heads of state and governments will have to reconvene in order to decide on what action to take going forward," Ebrahim said.

Last month, an extraordinary summit of the AU resolved to call for the trials against the Kenyan leaders and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al Bashir to be delayed.

The African leaders face crimes against humanity charges.

The summit stopped short of calling for an Africa-wide withdrawal from The Hague-based ICC.

Read more on:    un  |  au  |  icc  |  ebrahim ebrahim  |  omar hassan al-bashir  |  william ruto  |  uhuru kentatta

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